Ashland University English Department Schedules Events

10/15/12 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University English Department has scheduled a number of events this fall. The events, which include two readings and an open house, are free and open to the public.
Sarah Wells, administrative director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, is hosting a reading of her poetry and nonfiction on Monday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education.

Wells is the author of “Pruning Burning Bushes” from Wipf and Stock Publishers (2012), and a chapbook of poems, “Acquiesce,” winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Poems by Wells have appeared or are forthcoming in Alimentum, Ascent, Christianity & Literature, JAMA, Literary Mama, Measure, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, Puerto del Sol, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. Her essays have been published by Ascent and River Teeth.

On Monday, Nov. 12, the department will host a poetry reading featuring Mary Biddinger, who teaches literature and poetry writing at The University of Akron, at 4:30 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Biddinger’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Forklift, Ohio, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Redivider, and Quarterly West.  She is the author of Prairie Fever, Saint Monica, O Holy Insurgency, and A Sunny Place with Adequate Water.

In addition, an Open House for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program (MFA) is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Kari Repuyan at or 419-289-5110.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

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